Q. What is NFLIS?
A. The National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS) is a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-sponsored program that systematically collects drug chemistry analysis results, as well as other related information, from cases analyzed by state, local and federal forensic laboratories. These laboratories analyze substances secured in law enforcement operations across the country. NFLIS offers a valuable resource for monitoring illegal drug abuse and trafficking, including the diversion of legally manufactured drugs into illegal markets. NFLIS data are used to support drug scheduling efforts as well as to inform drug policy and drug enforcement initiatives both nationally and in local communities. Data in the NFLIS database consists of case and item/exhibit level information.
Q. What is the purpose of this website?
A. The NFLIS program has published a number of quarterly, midyear, annual, and special reports. These reports are available from this website.
In addition, participating laboratories can log into the participants’ section of the website and use the NFLIS Interactive Data Site to develop reports and conduct analyses of the NFLIS database. Participants in NFLIS have access to queries that produce frequently requested analyses.
Q. How can I become a member of NFLIS so I can access the restricted portion of the website?
A. The NFLIS website does provide an open area which allows everyone access to all NFLIS reports. The restricted portion of the website provides interactive queries that allow members to produce state, metropolitan area, regional, or national data summaries and reports. Membership is limited to contributing laboratories.